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Bon Jovi

Sure, sure, it's a big concert and all, but what the people really want to know is: Why did Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and Heather "Be Thy Name" Locklear split up? Well, Star magazine suggests that Locklear got her mitts on a "steamy, X-rated e-mail" to Sambora from Stephanie Heaton, "his leggy, brunette former assistant." The source of this info, described as "a friend" (pause for laughter), claims that the highlight of this correspondence was a photo featuring Heaton clad in fishnet stockings, boots and yards and yards of luscious skin. Possible? Well, the tale is presented believably enough, and there's no reason to doubt the Star's journalistic credibility (pause for more laughter). But there's another logical explanation that should be considered before jumping to any conclusions. As you've no doubt noticed, Jon Bon Jovi has been aging very nicely, thank you -- probably better than Heather. Could it be that Richie and JonŠ? I mean, they spend so much time together, andŠSeriously, they might have locked eyes during "Livin' on a Prayer," and suddenly their prayers were answered! Or maybe not. Just sayin'...
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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